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Orthopedics

1917.4 miles away
406-883-5680
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Orthopedics

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
406-883-5680
1917.4 miles away

When you’re dealing with pain or an injury to a bone, muscle or joint, everyday activities can be painful, challenging or downright impossible. Our orthopedics team can help you with everything from sprains and strains to broken bones and joint replacement.

At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, we offer the full range of orthopedic services, including assessment, treatment and follow-up. We develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

In most cases, treatment begins with conservative therapies. If you require surgery, our skilled orthopedic surgeons will correct your problem so you can get back to an active lifestyle.

Some of the musculoskeletal system conditions and injuries we treat include:

  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Herniated disk
  • Ligament tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Trigger finger
State-of-the-art bone and joint care

Pain in any of your joints can keep you from participating in the activities you love. Providence is here to get you back to doing what you love by creating customized treatment options that meet your needs and fit your life. In most cases, we attempt conservative therapies first. If they don’t help, we may recommend surgery.

Common treatments and services we provide include:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Ankle and foot surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bone fusion
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Casting, splinting and bracing
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hip fracture surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Steroid injection
Sports medicine

We understand that being an athlete means being prone to injury, including overuse injuries and acute injuries such as the dislocation of a joint, ligament tears and joint sprains. After an athletic injury, seeing a sports medicine specialist should be your first step in recovery. Our team will begin with a comprehensive injury assessment to evaluate your injury.

Using the assessment results, we’ll work with you to build a personalized treatment plan that helps balance your performance goals with your athletic wellness.

Benefits of sports medicine include:

  • Sports-specific injury prevention
  • Improving flexibility, strength and cardiovascular condition to recover from injury or illness
  • Improving physical limitations and reducing pain
  • Aiding recovery from orthopedic conditions and surgery, including spine and joint replacement surgery
  • Safe return to participation in sports and work after an injury or surgery

When surgery is your best option, we employ minimally-invasive techniques whenever possible. This helps to reduce pain and speed your recovery. With today’s advanced surgical techniques and technologies, even the most painful and damaged joints can be replaced easily. After surgery, our patients often resume activities that they once thought would be impossible.

Partial joint replacement

In partial joint replacement surgery, the damaged ends of the bones and cartilage are replaced with implants that are shaped to restore more natural joint movement and function.

Total joint replacement

In total joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged bone while preserving healthy parts of the bone, ligaments and muscle. The damaged bone is replaced with a highly polished prosthesis (artificial joint), which prevents the bones from rubbing together, creating a smooth joint.

When to seek care

You should speak with an orthopedic provider if you:

  • Suffer from constant or ongoing joint pain
  • Have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Had a past bone injury
  • Have decreased mobility
  • Feel joint pain during certain types of weather
  • Are unable to put weight on your joint
  • Notice discomfort after active sports and hobbies
  • Feel stiff after sleep or sitting
  • Have difficulty sitting up and down or going up stairs

We provide surgical and non-surgical treatment options to get you back in motion. The right treatment for you will depend on your unique condition and your overall health and lifestyle.

Members of your care team may include:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologic technologists
  • Radiologists